Western Province Athletics is investigating its missing finance officer Allen Barnes for alleged “irregularities”.
Western Province Athletics president Jakes Jacobs said in a statement: “As a board, we have found irregularities since Mr Allen Barnes’ disappearance and we are conducting a full investigation in the matter.”
Allen Barnes vanished on Saturday, hours before an athletics race event.
Allan Barnes was was last seen leaving his Edgemead home early on Saturday after 3am in his silver Toyota Corolla.
He was believed to be en route to an athletics club event that was being held at the Strandfontein Pavilion. He didn’t make it to the race and no one knows his whereabouts.
Barnes’s car was found on Sunday at Cape Town International Airport and reportedly the search for Barnes expanded to Johannesburg.
Cape Town Sport Council chairperson Elton Davids spoke on behalf of the Barnes family and said they had dismissed claims that he was in Johannesburg because police had not yet found him.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said:
“It is believed that he may have been at Grand West Casino after leaving his residence, and before the vehicle was left at Cape Town International.”
Sources say Barnes would likely have had R15 000 in petty cash for unexpected athletics related expenses.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Detective Sergeant Quinton Stuurman on 079 894 0095 or 021 558 3688, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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